School Assemblies by Ramona Moreno Winner

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Lucas and His Loco Beans

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Dynamic, Interactive school assemblies in English and Spanish

Mexican Jumping Beans!

  • Bilingual story of the Mexican Jumping Bean – Lucas and His Loco Beans

    Students hold Jumping Beans

    Students hold Jumping Beans

  • Life cycle of the Cydia deshaisiana – Mexican Jumping moth

  • On-screen presentation of natural environment of jumping beans – Alamos, Sonora, Mexico high desert region.

  • Students get to hold jumping beans to experience the twitching of the larva inside the seed segments.

Freaky Foods From Around the World

  • Bilingual story of foods from different cultures – Freaky Foods From Around the World – Platillos sorprendentes de todo el mundo

  • On-screen presentation showing animals and insects from different parts of the world that humans dine on.

    Teacher Eating Cricket

    Teacher Eating Cricket

  • Discussion on what one culture considers common and what another culture considers unusual.

  • Students/teachers are offered a snack of baked crickets.

Meet Core Curriculum Requirements for Science, Natural History, and Language Arts

Costs:  $300 per assembly – 200 student max per assembly.  If Ramona is already in the area, no travel or lodging fees are charged.

To schedule your school assemblies or for copies of Ramona’s books contact us at info@brainstorm3000.com

Professional Recommendations by School Administrators

– Mrs. Winner came to Hightower Elementary School, Plano, Texas and we had a fabulous time. The students thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Winner’s presentation, but I think their most favorite were the jumping beans and the freaky foods. Or perhaps it was watching their teachers eat a cricket, yummy. The students could not stop talking with excitement and had many questions afterwards. I appreciate Mrs. Winner’s taking the time to answer students questions and bringing such excitement and encouragement for writing to our students.

Stacy Lambert, Librarian, Stacy.lambert@pisd.edu, Plano, TX

– The students at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary are “locos” about Mrs. Ramona Winner! Mrs. Winner’s interactive and hands-on presentation was both entertaining and educational. The students were fascinated with the Mexican Jumping Bean and eager to learn about its life cycle. We thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Winner’s visit and her tasty cricket treats were a big hit!  Thank you for sharing your love of reading and writing with our students. I know your visit inspired our young writers to become future authors.

Sandra M Aguirre, saguirre@sisd.net, El Paso, TX

– Ramona Winner provides engaging, innovative presentations that include science concepts, humor, and are fast paced and hands-on! Our students and teachers are still talking about how wonderful the assemblies were! Book this author and motivating presenter for your school today!

Patricia Peinado @vtusd.k12.ca.us, E.L. Foster Elementary, Ventura, CA

–  I expected a good presentation, we got a GREAT presentation!  The cultural component was exceptional.

Lee Warner, Principal, Lincoln Elementary, Ventura, CA 805/641-5438.

–  Ramona Moreno Winner is truly a winner!  She is an author with more than one talent.  She not only is well written but is also well spoken in a manner that can engage children of many ages.  Ramona’s books are well written and provide an avenue for many teaching opportunities.  The bilingual text expands the usability of the books to Spanish/bilingual programs.  Her creative stories with details and factual text along with a slide show of the books’ origins provide a connection to many fiction and non-fiction opportunities.  We thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Winner’s visit.  A word of warning:  she may convince you to eat a cricket!!!  I did and lived to write about it!

Carol Stanford, Gladys F. Polk Elementary, Freeport, TX, Information Science Specialist  @ Cstanford@Brazosportisd.net 979/730-7200

– Our students and parents really enjoyed Senora Winner at our Parent night. She read, discussed her stories and passed out jumping beans for everyone to hold. She also gave us delicious crunchy bugs to eat; the students thought that was Awesome!

Pam deFiebre, Teacher Librarian, Barnes Elementary School, Beaverton, OR 503/672-3500

 

Author Visits Phoenix Airport

September 2, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Posted in Book Reviews, Children's books, Science | Leave a comment
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Author, Ramona Moreno Winner, autographs copies of Lucas and His Loco Beans at the Phoenix International Airport, Phoenix, AZ.

Amongst her customers were three elementary teachers, two aspiring authors, a former Head Start administrator, and several children with parents in tow.

Young Cole does a wonderful imitation of a jumping bean.

Victoria poses with Mrs. Winner after having her book signed.

Never too young for jumping beans!

Lucas and His Loco Beans is a good pick-me-up book for back-to-school students.  Meets core curriculum requirements for elementary school Science.  If you are between flights, visit a Paradies Shops Store for an autographed copy and jumping beans.

To order a book,  contact us at info@brainstorm3000.com.

Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros Celebration

February 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Posted in Children's books, Cultural Diversity, School Assemblies, Science | Leave a comment
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Celebrate Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros with

Ramona Moreno Winner

School assemblies featuring Lucas and His Loco Beans (on the Mexican jumping beans) and Freaky Foods From Around the World (on foods from different cultures).Teachers pg1

Meets Core Curriculum Standards for

  • Science,

  • Natural History and

  • Language Arts

What is the strangest food you have eaten?

Have you ever had frog legs?  Why do you think people eat frog legs?

School Assemblies

Students learn about the Mexican jumping bean and the emergence of the Cydia saltitans)  a brown moth whose larva lives in a seed pod.

Memergingmothake learning fun by inviting Ramona to your Dia de los libros/Dia de los niños celebration!

What makes a jumping jump?

Where do jumping beans grow?

How long do jumping beans keep jumping?

Tell me about your experiences with jumping beans.

Contact us at info@brainstorm3000.com to schedule your assemblies.

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